23 Nov '15, 7pm

Inhabitat Talks to Lori Zimmer about her book The Art of Cardboard

What I’ve seen through working on this book is that cardboard seems to inspire unbridled imagination in artists- and also its lightweight property has encouraged working at grandiose scale. I was lucky enough to witness artist Laurence Vallieres transform strips of cardboard into oversized ape and monkey sculptures right before my eyes, which was pretty incredible. I also love how technology like laser cutters or sanding machines can make rough edges appear pristine, and totally change the reception of the material. It is also interesting that the childhood make-believe of turning a refrigerator box into a house or (in my personal case) a time machine, holds a little presence in some of the artists’ current work, like the duo Doss Haus who create a completely black and white alternate world in cardboard, that is then captured in elaborate photographs.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/inhabitat-talks-to-lori-zimmer-about...

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